Wednesday, February 27, 2008
LSKCrochet, I'm Glad to Know You!
When I first started out at http://cricketscreations.etsy.com, sales were a little slow and I liked to joke that I was making more friends than money. LSKCrochet.etsy.com was one such friend whom I'm so glad I "met" on etsy.com. We've chatted in the forums at Etsy (it's a blast, won't you join us sometime?). We added one another's shops to our favorites (On Etsy, it's called "hearting" someone else's shop). We've shared many a friendly convo (short for "conversation"). And we've added one another as contacts on flickr.com (hers is http://www.flickr.com/people/lskcrochet/ and mine is http://www.flickr.com/people/cricketscreations). In other words, we've helped one another out in whatever friendly way we could, helping to promote our online "fiber art" shops on Etsy. It's been especially fun because she's a crochet artist and most of my scarves are made by knitting (the fun hat above is just one of her beautiful and varied creations). There's plenty of room for everyone to succeed! :)
One day I saw a forum post on Etsy by someone looking for ear warmers to snuggle their ears. Knowing how talented, creative and wide-ranging LSKCrochet's skills were, I convo'd her right away to let her know that I'd posted in the forum recommending her work. She got the job! ;) I was so glad to be able to "give back" because she had even given me advice on how to set up this blog.
Now, LSKCrochet's having a birthday next week (Happy 30th!!!) and created a treasury of things she'd like for her birthday...she's really gone above and beyond in niceness and included my Teal Aquamarine Turquoise n Hints of Purples Handknit Scarf in her "wish list."
LSKCrochet, I'm honored to be your Etsy pal. :)